The Kansas City Chiefs helped fill the void left by Tyson Jackson by coming to terms with defensive lineman Vance Walker on a three-year deal.
Walker’s contract is worth a maximum of $13 million, including $3.75 million guaranteed, according to Terez Paylor. That deal comes in a step below the $25 million deal former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli gave to Jackson with the Atlanta Falcons this week.
“Vance is a big, physical player that we believe can come in and contribute for us up front,” Chiefs GM John Dorsey said in a statement.
After being drafted by the Falcons in the seventh-round of the 2009 draft, Walker spent four years in Atlanta before moving on to the Oakland Raiders last season. In his career he’s appeared in 73 games (26 starts) and tallied 119 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The big man should get a chance to start at defensive end opposite Mike DeVito and next to Pro Bowler Dontari Poe.